Title Recommendations based on Sophia Petrillo
Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him, and has been a perennial favorite since it first appeared over 150 years ago. This exciting new translation with Jillian Tamaki's brilliant cover art will be a gift both to readers who have already fallen for its timeless story and to new readers discovering it for the first time.
Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the Ring he bears—the Ring of Power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's realm. Thus begins J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings.
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating—Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words. And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone? Or will she just go on living inside somebody else's fiction?
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was—and falls for him.
After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in The Scarlet Letter, which she is currently studying in school. She decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Kimmy's normal suburban life was brought to a screeching halt when she was kidnapped into a doomsday cult at the age of 14. Trapped in an underground bunker for 15 years, Kimmy grew up thinking the entire world had been destroyed. Yet even in her darkest moment, she never lost her optimistic spirit. By dealing with her terrible reality in 10-second bursts, Kimmy remained truly "unbreakable." Free at last, Kimmy's first step is moving into a tiny basement apartment with an eccentric roommate, Titus Andromedon.
When the Valley of Peace is threatened, lazy Po the panda discovers his destiny as the "chosen one" and trains to become a kung fu hero, but transforming the unsleek slacker into a brave warrior won't be easy. It's up to Master Shifu and the Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey—to give it a try.
Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Hell's Kitchen is a British reality show that features prospective chefs competing with each other for a final prize—and getting yelled at by Judge Gordon Ramsey for all the mistakes they make along the way.
Firefly is set onboard of Malcolm Reynolds's space ship the Serenity, with Hoban "Wash" Washburn and his wife Zoe and six other crew members. The Serenity is a smuggling ship that drifts through the galaxy looking for the jobs that other people can't or won't do. Mal and his crew live a dangerous lifestyle, and it requires laser focus and the expertise of a pilot like Wash to keep them alive.
Jean-Luc Picard commands his ship USS Enterterprise as he and his crew explore the final frontier, "boldly going where no one has gone before." Perhaps the biggest threat to the ship's peaceful exploration of the cosmos is Q, an omnipotent being who is hell-bent on destroying humans because he considers them savages. Picard is determined to show Q just how evolved humans can be.
Torchwood features characters who have fallen deep into the rabbit hole that is the darker side of the Whovian universe. Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, and Gwen Cooper are part of Torchwood Three—a secret organization whose mission is to protect earth from evil extraterrestrial beings. The three of them are complex and at times flawed characters—but, do not get too attached, because central characters are not protected from their own potential demise.
The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.